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Tetrapod Zoology

The ‘Tree-Kangaroos Come First’ hypothesis

One of my favourite groups of marsupials are the wonderful tree-kangaroos. There are presently ten recognised tree-kangaroo species; they occur exclusively on New Guinea, Umboi, New Britain and north-east Queensland (and it’s generally thought that they were introduced to Umboi by humans). Tree-kangaroos first became known to Europeans in 1826 when crew of the Dutch [...]

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